Quantcast

CVS Buys Aetna - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

CVS Buys Aetna

Posted: Updated:
NBC NEWS -

CVS Health has announced a deal to buy insurance giant Aetna for $69 billion.

The transaction will pair close to 10,000 drugstores and 1100 walk-in clinics with an insurance provider that covers more than 20 million people.

"It's really the perfect time to bring the two companies together, to create a new healthcare platform that can be easier to use and less expensive for consumers and really create a new front door to healthcare in our country," said President and CEO of CVS Health, Larry Merlo.

It is not clear how the deal might impact prescription drug costs, but it is expected to bring a broad new customer base for CVS creating a single stop where patients can have blood drawn, visit a nurse, and pick-up prescriptions.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/2ALaGgh

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • More than 18,000 sign petition to remove giant photo frame

    More than 18,000 sign petition to remove giant photo frame

    Monday, December 18 2017 9:32 AM EST2017-12-18 14:32:25 GMT

    The fight by some to remove the new blue frame at Garden of the Gods Park continues.  As of Sunday night, there were more than 18,000 signatures for an online petition to get rid of the structure.  "Hideous" and "vandalism" are just some of the words people are using to describe the display.  However, it's not all negative feedback. Several people told News 5 on Sunday that they like the frame and are against the petition.  Jeffery Jones sai...

    The fight by some to remove the new blue frame at Garden of the Gods Park continues.  As of Sunday night, there were more than 18,000 signatures for an online petition to get rid of the structure.  "Hideous" and "vandalism" are just some of the words people are using to describe the display.  However, it's not all negative feedback. Several people told News 5 on Sunday that they like the frame and are against the petition.  Jeffery Jones sai...

  • Police: Death of Canadian billionaires 'suspicious'

    Police: Death of Canadian billionaires 'suspicious'

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-12-17 22:21:07 GMT
    Police tape surrounds the home where billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in the north Toronto mansion on Friday, Dec. 16. Police are investigating the deaths as suspicious. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies)Police tape surrounds the home where billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in the north Toronto mansion on Friday, Dec. 16. Police are investigating the deaths as suspicious. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies)

    TORONTO (AP) - Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths. 

    TORONTO (AP) - Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths. 

  • First Alert 5 Forecast: A Cold Christmas Outlook

    First Alert 5 Forecast: A Cold Christmas Outlook

    Sunday, December 17 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-12-18 04:17:40 GMT

    A chilly day to say the least here in Southeast Colorado!  Cloudy skies, light winds and a fresh cold front made for a rather raw day. 

    A chilly day to say the least here in Southeast Colorado!  Cloudy skies, light winds and a fresh cold front made for a rather raw day. 

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2017, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?